Benoist F. Drut of Maison Gerard will celebrate contemporary designer Achille Salvagni and toast the release of his debut monograph Achille Salvagni, written by Pilar Viladas and published by Rizzoli. The event, to be hosted at Maison Gerard’s uptown location at The Elizabeth Collective, 10 West 56th Street, will be a celebration of the designer's enigmatic style, showcasing works from the gallery’s more than seven years representing his furnishings, lighting, and accessories.
"Stylistically, Salvagni is an avowed modernist; his work displays an elegant economy of means that is utterly contemporary," writes Pilar Viladas. "Yes, his work consistently bears the weight of history—not in overt references, but in its material richness, impeccable craftsmanship, and deeply layered narrative."
In the seventeen years since Achille Salvagni founded his design practice in Rome he has quickly become one of the world's preeminent designers, known for his elegant interiors, designing glamorous residences in Mumbai, New York, the Hamptons, Paris, Rome and Palm Beach. His limited-edition furniture, lighting, and object designs are sought after both by important collectors and by his fellow designers for their own projects.
Both Achille Salvagni and Pilar Viladas will be in attendence.